Sometimes as readers and viewers we experience cringe on behalf of whatever info we’re digesting, be it an image, scene, or even article description of something that happened. The Cannes Film Festival red carpet this week provided plenty of cringe fodder for Chinese media and C-netizens when after the A-list C-stars attended from Gong Li to Liu Tao to Jing Tian came a parade of seemingly rando Chinese ladies posing like they belonged. What’s funny is when one was stopped by the Cannes staff basically trying to usher her away, or as captured in the picture above being shoo’d to the side by the photographer. Apparently these ladies are all either internet famous wannabe stars or wives and girlfriends of rich Chinese men who can afford to pay for their attendance at the event. Eeeks, so embarrassing to see.
Now for the real deal Cannes Goddess Gong Li herself: